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West Contra Costa USD |  1000 |  BP  1200  Community Relations

Parent And Family Involvement   

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The Governing Board recognizes that parents/guardians are their children's first and most influential teachers and that continued parent involvement and support in the education of children contributes greatly to student achievement. Parents/guardians can directly affect academic success by reinforcing their children's motivation and commitment to education.

Educational research has established that properly constructed parent involvement programs can play an important and effective role in the participation of parents in their children's schools and in raising pupil achievement levels. District and school staffs shall include parent/guardian involvement strategies as a component of instructional planning as required by Title I, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act. The Board also encourages the training of school and district staff members on how to communicate effectively with the home using culturally sensitive strategies.

Teachers and parents/guardians are natural allies and can better understand and meet student needs when they work together. The Board encourages all district schools to communicate frequently with the home and assist parents/guardians in acquiring skills and knowledge that support classroom learning. The Board further encourages administrators and teachers to keep parents/guardians well-informed about school expectations and to provide information about how they can assist their children with classroom learning.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

11500-11506 Parent involvement

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT

Title I, section 1118, Parental Involvement

Policy WEST CONTRA COSTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 7, 2007 Richmond, California